Today we were able to go out with a friend of mine, that I have never personally met. She was diagnosed with Cancer a couple of years ago ( I think it was ), and she is one of Shirley's dearest friends and so that is how we got connected. Her life is busy and when I come into town, we are usually busy too ...so up until now, we had only communicated through Shirley and cards (that I sent her). I was amazed at her courage from the very beginning, and I soon realized that her courage came from her Faith.
How fun it was to meet her and finally get to see how she is doing,.to hear more about how life is going for her now...cancer free! Yes, she is a survivor and oh how blessed I felt today, to finally meet her. She is as beautiful on the inside and she is on the outside. What a wonderful lunch it was, I loved hearing more about her journey. I have to admit that even though Cancer was one of the worst things I have had to go through, the people I have met on this journey have been amazing and great teachers to me.
We spent the rest of the day shopping for swimsuits....for Hawaii. That is not usually a fun thing to do, but when you have a sister (sister in law) with you, it was too fun! Even though I had a bit of a struggle noticing how deformed my chest wall looks in a suit, by the time we got done ... we were laughing so hard, it didn't seem to worry me as much. Clothes hide a lot of things especially if you have had surgery from cancer. Still I was grateful to be healthy and to have my dear Shirley by my side. It was a fun day!